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Transportation Headlines for Saturday November 22, 2008

Another L.A. commuter train runs red light before hitting freight train
USA Today

ARTBA Sees More Highway Spending
Traffic World

Environmental study OK'd for port oil terminal project - Contracts are also approved for marina, green buffer for Wilmington
Daily Breeze

Homophobia on the Bus in a Post-Proposition 8 World
Santa Monica Mirror

How You Can Tell Transit Has Arrived: Red Line Bar Hops Planned

LA's Era in DC

LNG fueling station being built
Press Telegram

Major US City Post-Oil Preparedness Ranking - Which Cities and Metro Areas are Best or Least Prepared for Price Volatility, Supply Shocks and Climate Change Regulations?
Common Current

Mass transit funding expected to drop 4% - MTS may have to slash millions
San Diego Union Tribune

Measure R's lead keeps growing
Bottleneck Blog

Metrolink Holiday Toy Express & A Christmas Story On The Big Screen!
Ventura County Star

Metrolink Train Ran Red Light Causing Crash

Metrolink train in Rialto crash ran red light, inquiry finds
Los Angeles Times

Metro Red Line to extend holiday hours
Daily Breeze

More people taking the bus (RTA)
San Jancinto Valley Chronicle

New Late-Night DASH Offers Holiday Hours
DowntownLA Scene

Orange Line to Rail? Subway from Valley to UCLA?

Our view - Go east, MTA!
Pasadena Star News

Port of Los Angeles on Track to Award More Than $383 Million in Construction Contracts in 2008 - Port of L.A. Construction Projects Will Support 6,000+ Jobs
Market Watch

Reports of vote on auto fees denied
Pasadena Star News

Rialto train accident puts control systems, mandated by 2015, back in spotlight
Press Enterprise

Three projects are added to Camarillo's bikeway plan
Ventura County Star

Transportation's Obama Factor
Traffic World

Villaraigosa calls for 'emergency overhaul' of L.A.'s budget - The mayor wants most city departments to cut 3% of their costs through the end of the fiscal year because of a $110-million shortfall
Los Angeles Times

“Weekend Update:” What Happened at the Big Bike Meeting

What LAX really needs - L.A.'s airport must move runways for safety, not renovate the Bradley International Terminal
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Friday November 21, 2008

All Aboard For Transit Funding
Science Line

Amtrak expects busy Thanksgiving travel week in California
Central Valley Business Times

Attention Holiday Shoppers: Red Line to Run Later

Budget deal would include steeper car fees - Under the agreement, GOP lawmakers would vote to triple the vehicle tax in exchange for a ballot measure that would impose rigid limits on future state spending
Los Angeles Times

California, still the climate leader
San Francisco Chronicle

CBS 2's Rodriguez Tapped For Transportation Board

Chatsworth, 2013

City’s Bike Master Plan to Be Unveiled in January

Failure of AIG places transit agency in peril
Daily Bulletin

Group in Simi trades ideas for train memorial
Ventura County Star

How low can gasoline go? The slope is still slippery - Two independent stations declare price war against chains
Los Angeles Times

Late-Night Red Line Service Begins Tomorrow Complimented by Free Downtown DASH

late-night dash service added to the mix

LAX expects 14% drop in Thanksgiving holiday passengers - A troubled economy and fewer seats and flights will translate to a decline in passengers this year, airport officials announce
Los Angeles Times

L.B. Transit fees could raise next year
Long Beach City College Viking

Metrolink, freight trains scrape each other in Rialto
LA Now

Metrolink train collides with freight cars in Rialto - Five passengers are injured as the eastbound commuter train hits the end of a westbound, 102-car freight train pulling onto a siding. The crash raises new rail safety concerns
Los Angeles Times

Old Timey Los Angeles Had Traffic, Helicopters
Curbed LA

Prop R Transit Tax Appears to have Passed: What That Means and What’s Next

Santa Monicans Overwhelmingly Vote for R
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Some want light rail for Orange Line
Daily News

Special Transpo Meeting Full of Cycling Issues

Study from 1990s on transportation impact fee came to nothing; new study to be done
The Argonaut

T 4 America Interviews Denny Zane on Measure R and LA’s Future

Transit officials fighting state cuts
San Francisco Chronicle

Two of three California Amtrak routes still gaining passengers
Progressive Railroading

Van Nuys Noise reduction plan flawed, AOPA warns
AOPA Online

Virginia official picked to be NCTD director
San Diego Union Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Thursday November 20, 2008

Bag searches at Union Station on Wednesday
Bottleneck Blog

California leads fight against climate change on global level - Gov. Schwarzenegger signs a pact with heads of other states and provinces to cut greenhouse emissions. 'We have got to do something worldwide here,' he says
Los Angeles Times

Cheaper gas not shifting road habits
USA Today

Denny Zane on Measure R and Transit in L.A. County
Transportation for America

Details emerge on Orange Line's Chatsworth extension
Daily News

Eastside Extension is 90 percent complete
Los Angeles Wave

Evidence suggests commuters are abandoning transit habit - With gas prices as low as $2.30 in some places, drivers say they are getting behind the wheel again after opting for buses and trains earlier in the year
Los Angeles Times

Future of Public Transportation Is UCR Lecture Topic - Eric Haley, former Riverside County Transportation Commission executive director, will discuss public transit in a "post-automobile" society on Dec. 2
UC Riverside

Future of truck technology
Fleet Owner

Gas prices hover around $2 per gallon
Whittier Daily News

Get Ready to Ride: Holiday Late Night DASH Coming Friday!

Highway Trust Fund revenue falls $3B in single year
Metro Magazine

Increased Parking Meter Fees Empty City Parking Lot, Fill Side Streets

Inland airports' dream of cargo hubs grounded
Press Enterprise

Just charge it: CTA to offer more ways to pay with plastic - All-in-one 'smart' credit/debit cards could be used for more than commuting
Chicago Tribune

LAX will soar, again? Yeah, tell me another one
Opinion LA

Murder Suspect Has Witness: A MetroCard
New York Times

Next Steps for High-Speed Rail
Transport Politic

Orange Line to Chatsworth Could be Running by 2013

Plan for park atop Hollywood Freeway is praised, but motorists who would spend time in tunnel below it haven't weighed in - The project would cost about $950 million and could begin as early as 2012, feasibility report finds
Los Angeles Times

President-elect Obama responds to Transportation For America
Transportation For America

Speak up for a better bike infrastructure in LA this Friday
Green LA Girl

Street Stories
KPCC 89.3 FM

Unsold cars pile up at the Port
Daily Breeze

Wiki Wednesday: Transit Oriented Development


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday November 19, 2008

17 Missing in China Following Subway Collapse
Associated Press/YouTube

All aboard the Baghdad Metro
Los Angeles Times

Boxer says next transportation funding bill likely to eye air quality
LandLine Magazine

Bringing mass transit to Baghdad
Bottleneck Blog

Cost to park in S.F. could be set by demand
San Francisco Chronicle

Death toll rises to eight in E China subway tunnel collapse
China View

Experts Eye Transportation Funding's Future
Bond Buyer

Gas prices not luring everyone back to their cars
Bottleneck Blog

James Rojas on a Future Without Cars

Los Angeles MTA posts double-digit rail ridership gains in October
Progressive Railroading

Measure R takes biggest lead yet
Bottleneck Blog

metro late-night holiday service begins this friday

O’Connor Honored for Sustainable Leadership
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Opinion: Forget the stimulus checks, build roads, rails, airports
Darien Times

Sensors get L.A. up to speed - Traffic monitoring system compiles data from thousands of sources to deliver a detailed picture of the area’s highways
Government Computer News

Transit Agencies Seek Default Shelter From Congress
Congressional Quarterly

Transit Leaders Come To DC To Lobby Congress To Address The Transit Leasing Crisis
American Public Transportation Association

Transit leaders seek help from Congress

With Meter Rates Up, City Needs New Facilities to Count the Coins


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday November 18, 2008

Cal State Fullerton Connects Between Deadly Pollution and Car Culture

Federal Signal Enhances Intelligent Transportation to Enable Commerce and Travel

Fewer Metro riders as gas prices fall
Daily News

GM Must Re-Make the Mass Transit System it Murdered
Common Dreams

Greenway Trail close to complete - Construction took more than two years
Whittier Daily News

How to Kick Our Oil Addiction Despite Plunging Oil Prices - Old habits die hard. So we asked six experts for their ideas on reducing energy demand
Wall Street Journal

If He Is Alive, Will He Vote to Renew Metro's Contract with Sheriff?
The Bus Bench

Increase in air service sought for Ontario airport
Press Enterprise

Iraq Earmarks $3 Billion for Baghdad Subway - Iraq: Cabinet Earmarks $3 Billion to Build Baghdad's First Subway
ABC News
Editor’s Note - Check out Iran’s Tehran Metro and its public art program:

IT policy can spur economic growth, industry says

LADOT: LA Lacks Bike Network Needed for Bike Sharing

Late-Night Red Line Holiday Service Brings Better Transit, Drink Specials

L.A. airport officials aim to spread growth beyond LAX - With United planning to drop its Palmdale flights, officials at Los Angeles World Airports say they plan to create an Office of Regionalism to promote passenger growth at Ontario, Burbank, elsewhere
Los Angeles Times

LAX modernization unveiled - The plan includes 32 new gates that could accommodate newer, super-wide jetliners
Daily Breeze

LAX 2.0: Billion Dollar Makeover Coming

LAX Rendering Reveal: Great Hall And More

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveils modernization plan for LAX - The plan, which could cost $5 billion to $6 billion, focuses on rebuilding the Tom Bradley International Terminal
Los AngelesTimes

Metra, Google team up for trip planner - System assumes commuters walk to train stations
Chicago Tribune

Metro Ridership Increases/Decreases in October

MTA ridership slips as gas prices fall
Bottleneck Blog

NextBus - Friendlier mass transit through technology

Santa Monica makes car parking easier, but may cut bus rides

A streetcar named REVENGE